Modèle 1935 pistol

Two similar but distinct French military pistols carry the designation "Model 1935", the model 1935A and the model 1935S. Both were designed to compete in the 1935–37 French military trials conducted by the Commission d’Experiences Techniques de Versailles to select a new sidearm. While similar in concept and design due to the specific requirements of the trials committee, they share no parts in common.

Modèle 1935 pistol
Class Manportable
Type Handguns
Manufacturer Manufacture d'armes de Saint-Étienne
Origin France
Country Name Origin Year
France 1937
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Manufacture d'armes de Saint-Étienne View

Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin  France
Service history
In service 1937–1960s
Used by See Users
Wars World War II
First Indochina War
Algerian War
Production history
Designer Charles Petter
Designed 1935
Manufacturer Société Alsacienne de Constructions Mécaniques
Manufacture d'armes de Saint-Étienne
Manufacture Française d’Armes et Cycles de Saint Étienne / ManuFrance
Societe d'Applications Generales d'Electricite et de la Mecanique
Manufacture d'armes de Châtellerault
Produced 1937–1956
Variants 1935A
1935S M1
Weight 730 g (A), 790 g (S) (unloaded)
Length 188 mm
Cartridge 7.65mm Longue
Action Recoil via Browning-type tilting barrel
Muzzle velocity 340 m/s (1120 fps)
Feed system 8 round, single stack magazine
Sights iron sights

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